Hi, I was having problems with my Outlook with Windows XP, so followed some advice on the internet and downloaded Windows Installer Repair. I then deleted Office from that. I cannot open any of my Word documents. I attempted System Restore but when PC re-booted it said this had been unsuccessful. I have just reinstalled my Office disk, but Word is still not working but Publisher is. Please help me
Yes Word is in programs, when I click on it it says "This action is only valid for products that are currently installed". I have to say though I hven't re-booted since I re-installed from CD, do you think I should?
Whenever you make basic changes to your computer it is a good idea to re-boot. This confirms the registry settings and everything should be settled down and in its place by the time the desktop is fully developed.
If re-booting this time doesn't fix matters, but Windows seems happy again, then use the Add/Remove Programs facility in Control Panel to remove MS Office and MS word if it is there as a separate entity.
Then reboot and now try a new installation of whatever you want from Office. Finally.....reboot!
Right, just tried a re-boot but still not working. When I go to Add / Remove Programs there is no Word but Office is there as: Microsoft Office XP Media Content and also as Microsoft Office XP Web Components. Should I still remove it?
I now seem to have my word documents back ok but in doing so I deleted Internet Explorer. I have now got that back but I have lost my Accessories including Paint and Games. When I try to re-install from Windows Components it won't accept my disk. I think I am just going to beat the hell out of it!